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Get the Look: 60 Modern Chandeliers and Pendants

If you’re contemplating a statement light fixture in your living room, as I am, hopefully yesterday’s Montage: 47 Living Rooms with Chandeliers & Pendants gave you some ideas. Turns out I made a spur-of-the-moment rug purchase on One King’s Lane yesterday (an incredible David Hicks runner for my stairs), so the chandelier will have to wait. In the meantime, no reason to stop looking, and to really start to think about what will work in terms of size, etc.

Boston interior designer Shellie Donovan left a helpful tip on the StyleCarrot Facebook page: “Remember, measure the drop and visualize the height. The scale has to be correct, too large or small will kill the best piece. You can get flush mount for lower ceilings. ”

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ELK 15-Light Molecular Polished Chrome Chandelier, $466 at Lumens.
JBS Bronze Twig Chandelier at Jonathan Browning, Dering Hall.
Copper Shade Pendant by Tom Dixon, $610 at Y Lighting.
Arteriors Home ‘Sherman’ Brass Chandelier, $910 at Clayton Gray.
De La Espada 250 ‘Zenovitch’ 12 by Autoban, $6,895 at Addo Novo.
‘Onion’ Pendant in Wood Veneer by Bang Design, $1,117 at 2modern.
Arredoluce “Ragno” Spider Flush-Mount at 1st Dibs.
‘PS Maskros’ Pendant, $89.99 at IKEA.
‘Varmluft’ square shade, $8 at IKEA.
‘Hoyne’ Open Weave Crisscross Pendant, $399 at Crate & Barrel.
Foscarini ‘Le Soleil’ by Vicente Garcia Jimenez, $1,551 at Addo Novo.
Flos ‘2097’ Steel Chandelier by Gino Sarfatti, $1,520 at Hive.
Golden Lighting ‘Echelon’ Chrome Chandelier, $539.90 at Wayfair.
Swarovski Crystal Starburst Sputnik, $11,000 at Venfield, 1st Dibs.
Black ‘Oval Boi’ Chandelier at David Weeks Studio, Dering Hall.
Foscarini ‘Lightweight’ Suspension by Tom Dixon, $6,842 at Hive.
Gold Work Lamp by Design House Stockholm, $110 at Horne.
MIO ‘Bendant’ Powder Coated Steel Lamp, $175 at 2modern.
Primary Color Artisan Glass Chandelier, $1,800 at S. Julian, 1st Dibs.
Stilnovo Painted Metal Chandelier, $2,058 at Paris 1st Dibs.
72-Light Brass Sputnik at Maison Schembri, 1st Dibs.
‘Superordinate’ Antlers by Jason Miller, $5,900—$8,000 at DWR.
Lindsey Adelman ‘Boom Boom Burst,’ $105,000 at Lindsey Adelman.
Polyedres by Hubert le Gall at Twenty First Gallery, 1st Dibs.
Crystorama ‘Solaris’ 6-Light in Olde Silver, $450 at Homeclick.
‘BV Blue’ Rolled Paper by Isabelle Farahnick, TomThomas, 1st Dibs.
De La Espada Blue ‘224 Single Octopus’ by Autoban, $1,255 at Addo Novo.
Pablo ‘Solis’ Suspensions by Carmine Deganello, $300 each at Design Public.
Coral Pendant with Lime Green by David Trubridge, $360—$1,280 at Horne.
‘Tived’ Ceiling Spotlight in Nickel, $69.99 at IKEA.
‘Pax’ with Bird Sculpture by Jose Esteves, $2,990 at Interieurs, Dering Hall.
Foscarini ‘Caboche 20’ by Patricia Urquiola, $1,914 at Lightology.
Robert Abbey  Brushed Nickel ‘Candelaria,’ $723—$1,045 at Lumens.
White Globe Cluster by Kaiser Leuchtan, $3,800 at Center 44, Bond & Bowery.
Bocci 14.14 Fourteen Pendant by Omer Arbel, $6,020 at Y Lighting.
Double Scalloped Chandelier, $3,400 at Pieces.
Gaetano Sciolari 9-Light Twisted Tubular Chandelier, $2,646, 1st Dibs Paris.
Light Blue PH50 Pendant by Poul Henningsen, $876 at Danish Design Store.
‘Bailey’ Chandelier in White Resin, $3,250 at Mecox Gardens.
Arteriors ‘Caviar’ Cluster with Smoked Glass, $3,240 at Shop Candelabra.
Moooi Stainless Steel ‘Raimond’ by Raimond Puts, $2,071 at Hive.
Turquoise, Murano Glass Chandelier, $2,940 at DWR.
Rattan Brush Chandelier, $515 at Clayton Gray.
Lightolier Brutalist Snowflake by Gaetano Sciolari at BG Galleries, 1st Dibs.
Artcraft ‘Nebula’ 19-Light Chrome Pendant, $852 at Homeclick.
8-Light Brass Atomic Sputnik, $1,995 at Judy Frankel Antiques, 1st Dibs.
Areaware ‘Orbit’ by Patrick Townsend, $600 at Areaware.
‘Meri’ Pierced Resin Drum, $3,250 at Mecox Gardens.
Black 3-Arm Chandelier by Workstead, $1,800 at Horne.
Filvem Multicolor Sputnik, $7,500 at BG Galleries, 1st Dibs.
Amber ‘Elizabeth’ Chandelier at Jan Showers, Dering Hall.
Turquoise ‘Venus’ Pendant by Worlds Away, $440 at Clayton Gray.
Entrelace Modern Hanging Chandelier, $265 at Clayton Gray.
California Sunburst Chandelier, $5,975 at Remains Design, Dering Hall.
Floating Mercury Pebbles by Ross Lovegrove, $3,870 at Addo Novo.
Floral Sputnik Snowflake Chandelier ,$4,800/pair at Kerson, 1st Dibs.
SLAMP ‘Fiorella’ Chandelier by Nigel Coates, $798—$1,080 at Lumens.
Flos ‘Taraxacum 88’ by Achille & Pier Giacomo Castiglioni, $4,760 at DWR.
Glass Rods Murano Sputnik at Stellar Union, 1st Dibs.
Lights Up! ‘Woody’ by Rachel Simon, $622 at 2modern.

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Designer Spotlight: Boston Designers’ Favorite Paint Colors

When the editor of Stuff asked me to come up with a theme for a home design-dedicated issue, I immediately said, “Color.” Unfortunately, the whole theme devoted to interiors idea was ditched, but I was able to salvage some of my work by putting together a page with local designers’ colors of the moment in “New Hues: Boston designers reveal their top color picks for fall“. If you decide to try one, I’d love to see it. Or, perhaps you can reveal specific paint colors you’ve had luck with. I’ll tell mine (tomorrow) if you tell yours. Meanwhile, here are the designers’ picks.

Annsley McAleer, Annsley Interiors, Boston

Her style: Traditional but fresh, using upbeat colors and patterns

Her color pick: Green Blue by Farrow & Ball

“I loved this color so much in my guest bedroom that I used it in my daughter’s bedroom, too. It is an intense color imbued with a sense of calm. It looks great with a strong white trim and other blue accents.”

Andrew Terrat, Terrat Elms Interior Design, Boston

His style: Tailored but not too serious

His color pick: Curry by C2 Paint

“This color is bold and vibrant, but also very warm and cozy, making it the perfect shade for a family room.”

Erin Gates, Element Interiors, Jamaica Plain

Her style: A mix of modern and traditional, new and old, high and low

Her color pick: Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore Historical Colors

“A good neutral is hard to find. This one is fantastic and works anywhere. It is neither too deep nor too light. It reads cool if paired with cooler colors and warm if paired with warmer colors.”

Eric Roseff, Eric Roseff Designs, Boston

His style: Clean and crisp with a graphic sensibility

His color pick: Mahogany by Farrow & Ball

“I’ve used this in a small powder room in a high gloss. The color is rich and sumptuous. The lacquer finish opens up the small space by allowing for wonderful reflections.”
Julieann Covino, Jace Interiors, Cambridge

Her style: Affordable design that incorporates pieces you already own

Her color pick: Brilliant Sea by Behr

“This is my new favorite color. A little goes a long way. I would use this as a pop of color on the frame of a mirror (that I will hopefully find at Brimfield this week!)”

Rachel Reider, Rachel Reider Interiors, West Roxbury

Her style: Engaging interiors in a transitional style

Her color pick: Bordeaux Red by Benjamin Moore

“Try this eggplant shade in a dining room to infuse a cozy feeling. The warm tone would create the perfect atmosphere for a dinner party.”

Urit Chaimovitz, Urit Chaimovitz Design, Watertown

Her style: Classic but fun, with an eye towards the preppy

Her color pick: Bang! by C2 Paint

“Recently, I did a house in which we were able to hide a playhouse for the children under the basement stairs. I used this color for the door, which has a star cutout. It’s very ‘Nantucket red,’ inspired by the fact that that’s where this family spends their summers.”

Kathie Chrisicos, Chrisicos Interiors, Boston

Her style: A sophisticated mix of scales, colors, and styles

Her color pick: Flint by Benjamin Moore Affinity Colors

“I love this deep, dark, rich charcoal from Benjamin Moore’s new eco-friendly line. I’ve used it on a fireplace feature wall as well as at a kitchen desk alcove.”

Shellie Donovan, Shellie Donovan Interiors, Boston

Her style: Multi-textured with a whimsical punch of red, lime, or blue

Her color pick: Elephant’s Breath by Farrow & Ball

“I love Elephant’s Breath not only for its neutral color, but because I love clients’ reaction to its name. The gray really changes in each application, depending on the light. I’ve used it in powder rooms and back splashes, but would use it anywhere.”

Kristen Rivoli, Kristen Rivoli Interior Design, Winchester

Her style: Light, airy, and livable

Her color pick: Glazed Carrot by California Paints

“This is a very versatile color. It is sophisticated when paired with gray, playful when paired with pink or yellow, and vibrant when paired with white. When I use it on walls, I like to paint the doors and frames with it too, sometimes a shade darker or lighter than the wall color. It’s a trick that makes a small room look larger.”

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